How the Kids Took Over

December 25, 2006

Nice thing to watch on Christmas day. Instead of opening presents we’re watching the docu How the Kids Took Over: “The fight for your children’s money & influence.” Wonder how I can get this into my course. [related: Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood]

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A Guide to Grading Exams

December 16, 2006

I’ve marked 40 odd exams (not that they’re odd exams, but that I’ve not got an exact count) out of ~140, and at the same time following the discussion on RFAnet, an email list for Ryerson Faculty. The discussion has been very serious, and is centred on how difficult it is to mark a large […]

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CLD121 Fall2006 Exam –

December 6, 2006

I just posted the final exam for CLD121 Fall2006: The Competent Learner and Reflective Practitioner. Imagine that you are given the task of creating a school for children. Describe that school in a personal reflective essay format so that it reflects your personal system of values. Explain some or all of the following: how the […]

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RateMyProfessors.com

November 30, 2006

I was just wondering about how RMP would reflect the end of the term, as students find out that they’ve missed too many classes, or haven’t done assignments, or are just plain frustrated with the experience, so I figured that I’d have a look to see at: Jason Nolan – Ryerson University – RateMyProfessors.com. The […]

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Worldmapper: The world as you’ve never seen it before

November 24, 2006

Jeremy noted Worldmapper: The world as you’ve never seen it before on his blog. It is particularly interesting for ECE students and educators for how it shows data on children and families.

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GEORGE CLINTON god of funk on the Internet

September 24, 2006

For my CLD121 course “Competent Learner and Reflective Practitioner” lecture this week we’re talking up ‘Arguments’. Yes, I have Python. But jeremeaie also suggested I check out what the god of funk, GEORGE CLINTON, had to say, perhaps to help with my lecture prep, or perhaps just to mess with my head, as is his […]

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The Usenet Oracle

September 11, 2006

This is my favorite UseNet Oracle post from I don’t remember how long ago. It predates the WWW for me, so probably late 80s. It is archived at http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~reich/DATA/oracle.html and is something I think useful for reflecting on critical thinking. This question was posed to the Usenet Oracle: > If you drop a buttered piece […]

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Are beautiful people more intelligent?

September 10, 2006

Mind Hacks: “There’s a curious article from The Guardian on the work of two researchers who are investigating the link between beauty and intelligence, and who argue that a genuine link exists…. It seems the research is largely on the link between beauty and intelligence in females, however.”

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